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What to Look for When Purchasing an RF Microneedling Device?

Despite a global pandemic, non-invasive aesthetic procedures are still growing at a breath-taking speed. The “Zoom Effect” has a large part to play in this, with consumers more and more aware of their general appearance, having spent much time seeing themselves on screen.

An example of this growth can be seen in the global RF Microneedling market, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.5% between 2020 and 2027, with North America holding the largest market share, followed very closely by Europe. This major growth is driven by increased awareness and concern about physical appearance, combined with a growing demand for non-surgical treatments that provide maximum results with minimal downtime.

RF Microneedling treatments have become very popular in recent months as the technology continues to build awareness with consumers, as a safe and effective treatment option that presents considerable improvements to skin texture and appearance.

RF Microneedling combines two well-known and established aesthetic technologies- microneedling and radiofrequency - to deliver RF energy through the microneedles down into the dermis, helping enhance and tighten the skin. According to a recent clinical study, RF microneedling is proven to be highly efficient in managing acne scars, improving skin texture, and reducing pore size, with minimal damage to the epidermis.

How Does RF Microneedling Work?

The award-winning Secret™ RF by Cutera is a fractional RF microneedling device, which can be optimised for a broad range of skin revitalisation treatments. The device uses gold-plated stainless-steel microneedles to deliver customised radiofrequency energy into varying levels of the skin, ranging from 0.5-3.5mm. During each pulse, Secret RF’s gold needles create micro-injuries in the skin, those commonly associated with traditional microneedling, which provoke a wound-healing response that leads to collagen production. At the same time, the radiofrequency energy releases heat, stimulating fibroblast activity that results in tighter, firmer, healthier skin.

Secret RF is particularly effective in the treatment of scars, wrinkles and general skin lifting/tightening across all skin types, with minimal risk of hyperpigmentation or hypo-pigmentation. This technology allows users to effectively remodel collagen at levels usually associated with much more aggressive and ablative technologies.

What to expect from an RF Microneedling Treatment?

Secret RF treatments last between 20-45 minutes per session, during which RF energy is delivered at various depths in the skin with minimal damage to the upper layers of skin. This technology helps boost collagen production and accelerate the skin healing process for a firmer, more rejuvenated appearance.

Results can sometimes be seen shortly after the first treatment but optimal results will be seen after 3 months post final treatment. Unlike traditional microneedling devices, Secret RF treatments are FDA cleared for use in electro-coagulation and haemostasis.

Who is Using Secret RF in the UK?

Several leading practitioners in the UK have chosen the award-winning Secret RF microneedling device for their clinics, such as Dr Tapan Patel, Renee Lapino, Skinfluencer, RO:Skin, and Skin and Laser Clinic, Plymouth.

The multi-award-winning director of Harley Street’s, PHI Clinic, Dr Tapan Patel, believes that Cutera’s Secret RF has brought optimum comfort, safety and results to his patients.

"At PHI, we only use the highest quality devices that ensure our patients undertake treatment that is both safe and that will deliver the best possible results achievable. For these reasons, the Secret RF was my natural choice’"

Dr Tapan Patel, PHI Clinic, Harley Street.

Dr Patel adds: ‘Some of our patients at PHI clinic have had treatment with other RF microneedling devices and have reported that the Secret RF is by far the most comfortable they have been treated with. I myself have had treatment on other devices as well as the Secret RF, and I can testify that it is truly much more comfortable with less redness and swelling.'

Find out why Secret RF is the optimal choice by visiting:

  1. (2020). 'RF Microneedling Market – Global Industry Trends and Forecast To 2027'. Data Bridge Market Research.

  2. Anwar E., S., (2018). 'Non-insulated Fractional Microneedle Radiofrequency Treatment with Smooth Motor Insertion for Reduction of Depressed Acne Scars, Pore Size, and Skin Texture Improvement: A Preliminary Study'.

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